If I could wave a magic wand, here are the top two things I’d have all marketing teams share with their sales teams:
How to speak confidently on the organization’s brand promise
Your sales and marketing teams must be in lockstep on brand, or your organization will be spraying multiple messages, praying for results and left wondering why you’re lost in a sea of sameness. Ideally, the marketing team has an updated set of brand standards and messaging derived from voice-of-the-customer data. Marketing and sales leadership are working together to be sure everyone on both teams is fully trained to address what is different and better about your senior care option than those of competitors. It’s not enough to train once and assume everyone will sing from the same song sheet. Instead, review the brand standards with both teams at least quarterly. The easiest way to do so is by inviting members of each team to read aloud various sections of the messaging, pausing to discuss where the collective team sees those brand elements in their everyday work.
Which leads are warm now
Salespeople must have access to marketing analytics that show exactly which leads are most likely to accept a call, tour and move in now. These metrics might take the form of content open rates, form completions, conversions in sales campaigns or engagement via web chat. With this intel at their fingertips, your sales team can spend 80% of their time with the 20% of leads that are most likely to close your census gap rather than spreading themselves too thin. A robust marketing automation software like ActiveDEMAND can equip your sales folks with seamless access to these critical numbers.